When I have my Fuji X100 with Me Amazing Things Happen

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matt mikulla
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When I have my Fuji X100 with Me Amazing Things Happen
May 20, 2012

When I have my Fuji X100 with Me Amazing Things Happen

Or, amazing things happen and I have the X100 with me.

I brought it with me to the Mavericks show last night and captured some great images. The focal length is definitely limiting and I wouldn't rely on it for a job but for having a few drinks and catching a show it works great. It's easy to get the camera into shows because it is relatively small and doesn't break the common venue no interchangeable lens rule.

Honestly for the first time I was testing the camera's spot metering ability and it worked pretty good for this situation. My buddy playing keys was kind enough to wear a grey suit to meter from every once in a while.

The following morning on my way home I pulled over to capture a landscape with Downtown Austin skyline in the distant background.

Because I live a busy and active lifestyle it's a blessing to have a camera I can bring with me wherever and whenever. I feel kinda bad for my DSLR.

Anyway, if your are thinking about getting the X100 I say go for it if you are knowledgable about photography technique. Oh, and I find the autofocus excellent once you learn how this camera operates.

If you have it then I am preaching to the choir. I love this camera.

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Re: When I have my Fuji X100 with Me Amazing Things Happen
In reply to matt mikulla, May 20, 2012

I'm a staunch member of the X100 choir ....

Love the last one (Landscape).

May I ask how you PP it?

Thanks for sharing.

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In reply to Trevor Kloeden, May 20, 2012

Sure, NP.

I shot both images in RAW and imported into Lightroom 4 where I flavored them to taste.

Next I opened them in Photoshop as smart objects and then converted to BW using Nik Silver Effex Pro 2 with various settings.

For the concert photo I used global settings and custom point on the subjects face to bring in some brightness. I also used a selective point on the face with Nik sharpener pro.

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In reply to matt mikulla, May 20, 2012

Interesting.

Thanks for that.

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Re: When I have my Fuji X100 with Me Amazing Things Happen
In reply to matt mikulla, May 20, 2012

love the landscape !

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